Presentation by the “Young Karibus” project participants tonight
Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, Qc (April 13, 2015) – Jaanimmarik students who participate in the project “Young Karibus” will be giving a presentation about their recent cross-country skiing expedition from Kuujjuaq to Tasiujaq tonight, Monday April 13, from 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Cinema of Kuujjuaq’s City Hall.
The presentation will include the screening of a short video about the expedition.
This project promotes a re-appropriation of the territory through healthy lifestyles and sustainable behaviours while also fostering school perseverance. The project is coordinated by a secondary teacher and an educational assistant at Jaanimmarik, Valerie Raymond and Maxime Saunier, with the participation of athlete Marie-Andrée Fortin.
The following students trained from January to March 2015 and participated in the Kuujjuaq-Tasiujaq expedition: Daisy Cooper, Eric Lemire, Allen Duncan, Alice Cormier, Naomie Koneak Gordon, Christine Koneak Gordon, William Snowball.
The project benefited from the support of Nunavik organization (Kativik School board, Makivik Corporation and the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services) as well as local businesses.
The Kativik School Board (KSB) was created in 1975, under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Since 1978, it has been the exclusive provider of education services offered to the Nunavik population. The education programs developed by KSB are offered in the schools of the 14 communities of Nunavik. Inuktitut is the first language and English and French are second languages. For more information about us, please visit our Web site at: www.kativik.qc.ca
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